Publications

2017
Davis, J.B., F.J. Vilella, J.D. Lancaster, M. López-Flores, R.M. Kaminski, J.A. Cruz-Burgos. 2017. Survival of White-cheeked Pintail ducklings and broods in Puerto Rico. The Condor 119(2):308-320. Download

2017
Marty, J.R., J.B. Davis, M.G. Brasher, R.M. Kaminski, E.L. Brinkman. 2017. Density of lead and nontoxic shotshell pellets in Gulf Coast Prairie ricelands. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 8(1). Download

2016
Davis, J.B. 2016. Book review, The Teal. The Condor 118:682-683. Download

2016
Davis, J.B. 2016. The Mississippi Alluvial Valley. The Wetland Book, pp 1-13. Living Reference Work Entry, Springer Netherlands. Download

2016
Straub, J.N. R.M. Kaminski, A.G. Leach, A.E. Ezell and T.D Leininger. 2016. Acorn yield and masting traits of red oak in the Lower Mississippi River alluvial valley. Forest Science. Download

2015
Davis, J.B. 2015. Book Review of Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America. Auk 132:767-769. Download

2015
Davis, J.B., J.N. Straub, G. Wang, R.M. Kaminski, B.D. Leopold. 2015. Simulations of wood duck recruitment from nest boxes in Mississippi and Alabama. The Journal of Wildlife Management 79(6):907-916. Download

2015
Feaga, J.S., F.J. Vilella, R.M. Kaminski, J.B. Davis. 2015. Waterbird use of catfish ponds and Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative wetlands in Mississippi. Waterbirds 38(3):269-281. Download

2015
Fleming, K.S., R.M. Kaminski, M.L. Schummer, K.D. Nelms, G.N Ervin, and T. Tietjen. 2015. Species richness and density of wintering ducks on Wetlands Reserve Program easements in Mississippi. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39(2):310-318. Download

2015
Hagy, H., and R.M. Kaminski. 2015. Determination of foraging threshholds and effects of application on energetic carrying capacity for waterfowl. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118349. Download

2015
Lancaster, J.D., J.B. Davis, R.M. Kaminski, A.D. Afton, E.J. Penny. 2015. Mallard use of a managed public hunting area in Mississippi. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:281-287. Download

2015
Marty, J.R., J.B. Davis, R.M. Kaminski, M.G. Brasher, G. Wang. 2015. Waste rice and natural seed abundances in rice fields in the Louisiana and Texas Coastal Prairies. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:121-126. Download

2015
Shipes, J.C., J.B. Davis, E.P. Wiggers, W.E. Mills, R.M. Kaminski, M.R. Kneece. 2015. Annual habitat selection by mottled ducks in Coastal South Carolina. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:268-273. Download

2015
St. James, E.A., M.L. Schummer, R.M. Kaminski, E.J. Penny, L.W. Burger. 2015. Effect of weekly hunting frequency on rate of ducks harvested. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 6(1):247-254. Download

2014
Alford, A.B. 2014. Ecosystem services of moist-soil wetlands: water quality benefits and crayfish harvest, economics and consumer acceptance. Dissertation, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA.

2014
Alford, A.B., M.W. Schilling, and R.M. Kaminski. 2014. Consumer acceptability of crayfish harvested from commercial production fields and moist-soil wetlands. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology Accepted

2014
Brasher, M. G., J. B. Davis, M. R. Kaminski, R. B. Emery, R. M. Kaminski, and G. A. Baldassarre. 2014. Criteria for determining breeding pair status of male mallards captured in decoy traps. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(3):599-604. Download

2014
Davis, J. B., M. Guillemain, R. M. Kaminski, C. Arzel, J. M. Eadie, & E. C. Rees. In press. Habitat and resource use by waterfowl in the northern hemisphere in autumn and winter. Wildfowl Special Issue 4:17-69.

2014
Davis, J.B., E. Webb, R.M. Kaminski, P.J. Barbour, F.J. Vilella. 2014. Comprehensive framework for ecological assessment of the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Southeastern Naturalist 13(4):G66-G81. Download

2014
Feaga, J. S. 2014. Winter waterbird use and food resources of aquaculture lands in Mississippi. Thesis, Mississippi State University

2014
Foth, J. R., J. Straub, R. Kaminski, J. B. Davis, and T. Leininger. In Press. Aquatic invertebrate abundance and biomass in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Missouri bottomland hardwood forests during winter. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.

2014
Hagy, H. M., J. N. Straub, M. L. Schummer, R. M. Kaminski. 2014. Effect of annual variation in waterfowl food abundances and assessment of scale on energetic carrying capacity models. In: R. M. Kaminski et al., editors. Ecology and conservation of waterfowl in the northern hemisphere. Wildfowl Special Issue 3. In press

2014
Hatten, J.A. J. E. Sloan, B. Frey, J. Straub, R. Kaminski, and A. Ezell. In Press. Influences on soil and sediment carbon and nitrogen in red oak bottomlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Interior Flatwoods. Soil Science Society of America.

2014
Kaminski, R. M. and J. B. Davis. In press. Preface. Wildfowl Special Issue 4:5-8.

2014
Kaminski, R.M., J. Elmberg. 2014. An introduction to habitat use and selection by northern hemispheric waterfowl. Wildfowl Special Issue 3. In press

2014
LaBorde, L., R.M. Kaminski, J.B. Davis. 2014. Conferees' assessment of 6th North American Symposium (2013), "Ecology and Conservation of North American Waterfowl." In: R. M. Kaminski et al., editors. Ecology and conservation of waterfowl in the northern hemisphere. Wildfowl Special Issue 3. In press.

2014
Lopez-Flores, M., J.B. Davis, F.J. Vilella, R.M. Kaminski, J.A. Cruz-Burgos, J.D. Lancaster. 2014. Survival of female white-cheeked pintails during brood rearing in Puerto Rico. Caribbean Naturalist 10:1-12. Download

2014
Marty, J. R. 2014. Rice lands provide vital habitat for waterfowl. Ducks Unlimited. January/February:24a.

2014
Newcomb, K. C. 2014. Survival and habitat selection of American black ducks in Tennessee. Thesis, Mississippi State University.

2014
Newcomb, K.C., A.P. Monroe, J.B. Davis, M.J. Gray. 2014. Shorebird response to post-flood drawdowns on Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. Southeastern Naturalist 13(4):744-761. Download

2014
Peterson, T. G. 2014. Wintering waterfowl use of Delta National Forest, Mississippi. Thesis, Mississippi State University.

2014
Rees, E., R.M. Kaminski, and L. Webb, editors. 2014. Ecology and conservation of waterfowl in the northern hemisphere. Wildfowl Special Issue 4. In press.

2014
Schummer, M. L., J. Cohen, R. M. Kaminski, M.E. Brown, C. L. Wax. 2014. Atmospheric teleconnections and eurasian snow cover as seasonal predictors of mallard migration. In: R. M. Kaminski et al., editors. Ecology and conservation of waterfowl in the northern hemisphere. Wildfowl Special Issue 3. In press

2014
Shipes, C. 2014. Ecology and management of mottled ducks in coastal South Carolina. Thesis, Mississippi State University.

2014
St. James, E.A., M.L. Schummer, R.M. Kaminski, E.J. Penny, L.W. Burger. 2014. Effect of weekly hunting frequency on duck abundances in Mississippi Wildlife Management Areas. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. Download

2013
Callicutt, J.T., R.M. Kaminski, R. Shmulsky, M.L. Schummer, J.P. Lestrade. 2013. Acoustical comparison between decrescendo calls of female mallards and mimicry by humans using artificial duck calls. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:101-106.

2013
Kaminski, M.R., G.A. Baldassarre, J.B. Davis, E.R. Wengert, R.M. Kaminski. 2013. Mallard survival and nesting ecology in the Lower Great Lakes Region, New York. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37(4):778-786. Download

2013
Kaminski, R.M. 2013. An endangered academic niche? University-based waterfowl programs in the U.S. and Canada. Wildlife Professional. Winter (Dec) 2013.

2013
Lancaster, J. D. 2013. Survival, habitat use, and spatiotemporal use of wildlife management areas by female mallards in Mississippi's Alluvial Valley. Thesis, Mississippi State University.

2013
Leach, A.G., R.M. Kaminski, J.N. Straub, A.W. Ezell, T.S. Hawkins, T.D. Leininger. 2013. Interannual consistency of gross energy in red oak acorns. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4:303-306.

2013
Marty, J. R. 2013. Seed and waterbird abundances in ricelands in the Gulf Coast Prairies of Louisiana and Texas. Thesis. Mississippi State University.

2013
Pieron, M. R., F. C. Rohwer, M. J. Chamberlain, M. D. Kaller, and J. D. Lancaster. 2013. Response of breeding duck pairs to predator reduction in North Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:663-671.

2013
Weegman, M. M. 2013. Waterbird and seed abundances in Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative and non-managed wetlands in Mississippi and Louisiana. Thesis, Mississippi State University.

2012
Schummer, M.L., H.M. Hagy, K.S. Fleming, J.T. Callicutt, and J.M. Cheshier. 2012. A guide to moist-soil wetland plants of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, USA.

2012
Alford, A., R. Kaminski. 2012. Duck-hole "dads": Crayfish are another ecosystem benefit of managing wetlands. Gamekeepers 2012(Spring):90-92.

2012
Alford, A.B., R.M. Kaminski. 2011. Duck hole 'dads' (dat's crawdads). Tee to Green: Quarterly publication of the Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Winter 2011.

2012
Brasher, K.A., A. B. Alford, R. M. Kaminski. 2012. MSU research finds duck holes produce abundant crawfish. LandMarks 8(1):15.

2012
Fleming, K. S., R. M. Kaminski, T. E. Tietjen, M. L. Schummer, G. N. Ervin, and K. D. Nelms. 2012. Vegetative forage quality and moist-soil management on Wetlands Reserve Program lands in Mississippi. Wetlands. Download

2012
Foth, J. R., J. N. Straub, and R. M. Kaminski. 2012. Comparison of Methods for Processing Sweep-Net Samples of Aquatic Invertebrates From Forested Wetlands. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3:296-302.

2012
Hagy, H., R.M. Kaminski. 2012. Improving your duck hole by managing natural plants. Game Keepers/Farming for Wildlife, Summer 2012, pages 12-14.

2012
Hagy, H.M., R.M. Kaminski. 2012. Apparent seed use by ducks in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1053-1061. Download

2012
Hagy, H.M., R.M. Kaminski. 2012. Winter waterbird and food dynamics in autumn-managed moist-soil wetlands of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:512-523. Download

2012
Langley, K., R.M. Kaminski, J.B. Davis, R.F. Poor. 2012. Wetlands education and functions on a university campus, Mississippi State University. Wetland Science and Practice 29(3): 20-25.

2012
Leach A.G., J.N. Straub, R.M. Kaminski, A.W. Ezell, T.S. Hawkins, T.D. Leininger. 2012. Effect of winter flooding on mass and gross energy of bottomland hardwood acorns. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1519-1522. Download

2012
Pearse, A.T., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke, S.J. Dinsmore. 2012. Local and landscape associations between wintering dabbling ducks and wetland complexes in Mississippi. Wetlands 32:859-869. Download

2011
Callicutt, J.T., H.M. Hagy, M.L. Schummer. 2011. The food preference paradigm: A review of fall-winter food use by North American dabbling ducks (1900-2009). Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2(1):29-40. Download

2011
Foster, M.A., M.J. Gray, C.A. Harper, R.M. Kaminski. 2011. Post-harvest fates of agricultural seeds in Tennessee croplands. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 64:81-87. Download

2011
Foth, J. R. 2011. Aquatic invertebrate biomass and community composition in greentree reservoirs and naturally flooded forests in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Interior Flatwoods. Thesis, Mississippi State University.

2011
Grado, S. C., K. M Hunt, C. P. Hutt, X. Santos, R. M. Kaminski. 2011. Economic impacts of waterfowl hunting in Mississippi derived from a state-based mail survey. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 16(2):100-113

2011
Hagy, H. M., J. N. Straub, and R. M. Kaminski. 2011. Estimation and correction of seed recovery bias from moist-soil cores. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:959-966. Download

2011
Hagy, H.M., J.R. Foth, R.M. Kaminski. 2011. Invertebrate biomass in flooded corn and other wetlands managed for wintering waterfowl in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 65:56-61.

2011
Leach, A. G. 2011. Red oak acorn production, mass, and gross energy dynamics in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, Thesis, Mississippi State University.

2011
Schummer, M. L., H. M. Hagy, K. S. Fleming, J. Cheshier, and J. T. Callicutt. In Press. A Guide to Moist-soil Wetland Plants of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi.

2011
Schummer, M. L., R. B. Allen, G. Wang. 2011. Sizes and long-term trends of ducks broods in Maine, 1955-2007. Northeastern Naturalist 18:73-86.

2011
St. James, E. A. 2011. Effect of hunting frequency on duck abundance, harvest, and hunt quality in Mississippi. Thesis, Mississippi State University.

2011
St. James, E.A., M.L. Schummer, R.M. Kaminski, E.J. Penny, L.W. Burger Jr. 2011. Effect of weekly hunting frequency on duck abundance on Mississippi Wildlife Management Areas. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 65:in press.

2011
Wiseman, A.J., R.M. Kaminski, S.K. Riffell, K.J. Reinecke, E.J. Larson. 2011. Ratoon grain sorghum and other seeds for waterfowl in sorghum croplands. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 64:106-111. Download

2010
Fleming, K.S. 2010. Effects of management and hydrology on vegetation, winter waterbird use, and water quality on Wetlands Reserve Program lands, Mississippi. Thesis, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University.

2010
Foster, M.A., M.J. Gray, R.M. Kaminski. 2010. Agricultural seed biomass for migrating and wintering waterfowl in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(3):489-495. Download

2010
Hagy, H.M. 2010. Going green for ducks: Managing moist-soil habitat. Natural Resource Enterprises Newsletter 5:2-3.

2010
Hagy, H.M. 2010. Winter food and waterfowl dynamics in managed moist-soil wetlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Dissertation, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

2010
Lancaster, J. 2010. Duck disturbance in the Mississippi Delta. Delta Wildlife 18:22-24.

2010
Schummer, M.L., R.M. Kaminski, A.H. Raedeke, D.A. Graber. 2010. Weather-related indices for autumn-winter dabbling duck abundance in middle North America. Journal of Wildlife Management 94(1):94-101. Download

2010
Stafford, J.D., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke. 2010. Avian foods, foraging and habitat conservation in world rice fields. Waterbirds 33 (Special Publication 1):133-150.

2010
Straub, J., R.M. Kaminski. 2010. Memoirs of a migration. The Wildlife Professional 4:54-56.

2010
Weegman, M.D., R.M. Kaminski, G. Wang, M.L. Schummer, A.W. Ezell, T.D. Leininger. 2010. Sweep-net sampling acorns in forested wetlands. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(8):1931-1933. Download

2009
Davis, J.B., B.D. Leopold, R.M. Kaminski, R.R. Cox Jr. 2009. Wood duck duckling mortality and habitat implications in floodplain systems. Wetlands 29(2):607-614. Download

2009
Havens, J.H., R.M. Kaminski, J.B. Davis, S.K. Riffell. In Press. Winter abundance of waterfowl and waste rice in managed Arkansas rice fields. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. 63.

2009
Manley, S.W., R.M. Kaminski, P.B. Rodrigue, J.C. Dewey, S.H. Schoenholtz, P.D. Gerard, K.J. Reinecke. 2009 Soil and nutrient retention in winter-flooded ricefields with implications for watershed management. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 64:173-182. Download

2009
Pearse, A.T., K.J. Reinecke, S.J. Dinsmore, R.M. Kaminski. 2009. Using simulation to improve wildlife surveys: Wintering mallards in Mississippi, USA. Wildlife Research 36(4):279-288. Download

2009
Schummer, M.L., R.M. Kaminski, C.L. Wax, M E. Brown. 2009. Predicting duck migration with a weather-severity index. Delta Wildlife 17(4):34-35.

2009
Schummer, M.L., S.S. Badzinski, S.A. Petrie. 2009. Selenium accumulation in sea ducks wintering at Lake Ontario. Archives of Environmental Contaminants and Toxicology. Download

2009
Strickland, B.K., R.M. Kaminski, K. Nelms, A. Tullos, editors. 2009. Waterfowl habitat management handbook. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 1864. 31 pp. Download

2009
Wiseman, A.J. 2009. Waterfowl foods and use in mnaaged grain sorghum and other habitats in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Thesis, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University.

2008
Kross, J., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke, E.J. Penny, A.T. Pearse. 2008. Moist-soil seed abundance in managed wetlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(3):707-714. Download

2008
Kross, J.P., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke, A.T. Pearse. 2008. Conserving waste rice for wintering waterfowl in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(6):1383-1387. Download

2008
Pearse, A.T., P. Gerard, S.J. Dinsmore, R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke. 2008. Estimation and correction of visibility bias in aerial surveys of wintering ducks. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:808-813. Download

2008
Pearse, A.T., S.J. Dinsmore, R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke. 2008. Evaluation of an aerial survey to estimate abundance of wintering ducks in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(6):1413-1419. Download

2008
Schummer, M., S.A. Petrie, R. Bailey. 2008. Dietary overlap of sympatric diving ducks on Lake Ontario. Auk 125(2):425-433. Download

2008
Schummer, M., S.A. Petrie, R. Bailey. 2008. Interaction between macroinvertebrate abundance and habitat use by diving ducks during winter on northeastern Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research 34:54-71. Download